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The Ex-Presidents, Banks, Car Companies, and Restaurants Selling Out Earth’s Future

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Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

It’s a Climate Election Now

Trump’s reported billion-dollar offer to fossil-fuel executives shows that this is the key year to save the planet.

wednesday 20

The New Yorker

Bill Mckibben

Are the Dems Finally Ready to Stand Up to Big Oil?

A May 1 Senate hearing on the industry’s history of deception is a signal of what a second-term Biden administration might be willing and able to...

03.05.2024 40

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

The Biden Administration’s Plan to Make American Homes More Efficient

In recent days, the Biden Administration has been on a remarkable roll when it comes to the environment, with one key announcement after another...

26.04.2024 20

The New Yorker

Bill Mckibben

Capitalism Is Acting Truly Suicidally on Climate

If Amazon and Apple and Microsoft wanted to avoid a world where, by century’s end, people had 60% less money to spend on buying whatever they plan...

18.04.2024 30

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

The Numbers on Climate Tell Us We’re Not Moving Fast Enough

Speeding up the necessary transition to renewable energy requires political mobilization to break the power of the fossil fuel industry.

12.04.2024 9

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

Is the Fight Against Climate Change Losing Momentum?

The morally right side doesn’t lose the crucial battles: the arc of the moral universe is long, but it does bend toward justice. We know that lesson...

07.04.2024 40

The New Yorker

Bill Mckibben

The Next Few Years Will Decide What Kind of Future We Leave for My Grandchild

Everyone’s job this decade is to arrest the sudden and sickening lurch upward in temperature, so that there’s somewhere at least a little stable...

31.03.2024 50

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

The Climate Crisis Calls for Wisdom—Not Artificial Intelligence

There’s no way we can build out renewable energy fast enough to meet this kind of extra demand—it’s going to be at the bleeding edge of the...

23.03.2024 20

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

‘Climate Superfund’ Laws Could Make Big Oil Clean Up Its Own Messes

If a chemical company pollutes a site, the superfund law has been a way to make it pay for the remediation—so if Vermont’s flooding cost its...

17.03.2024 9

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

The Transcendent Thrill of Watching the Tour de France

I live in the mountains of the Northeast, and normally the last thing I want in the spacious days of summer is something to watch on TV. But this year...

07.03.2024 100

The New Yorker

Bill Mckibben

Exxon Keeps Choosing Shareholder Returns Over the Planet

05.03.2024 4

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

When the Big Oil CEO Blames You for the Climate Crisis His Industry Created

We simply “waited too long,” said ExxonMobil's top executive last week. But never mind, the important thing is that we made “above-average...

05.03.2024 8

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

The Year Without a Winter

We’ve just come through the warmest December and January ever measured globally, and February seems certain to follow.

01.03.2024 20

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

A Skiing World Cup Comes to the United States

With the planet having just endured the hottest twelve months in human history, it’s not surprising that winter has been a dreary affair across...

22.02.2024 4

The New Yorker

Bill Mckibben

Climate Inaction Is a Betrayal of the Young, and They Feel It

Our institutions—from the White House to the university president, from the bank CEO to the labor leader, from the newspaper editor to the religious...

21.02.2024 20

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

Our Financial System Is a Suicide Machine

Last week, Bank of America engaged in perhaps the single most irresponsible about-face of the climate era.

07.02.2024 10

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

It's Huge! What Today's Massive Climate Wins Means—And What Comes Next

That this is a huge victory can’t be said strongly enough—for the people in the Gulf who have fought so long and hard as well as for the planet.

26.01.2024 10

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

This Could Be Start of the Biggest Climate Victory of All

Yes, there are always devils in the details. And it doesn’t guarantee long-term victory, but it sets up a process where victory is possible.

24.01.2024 3

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

Launching a Sweet Climate Campaign to Urge Costco to Drop Citi

The campaign is designed to get the world’s third largest retailer to pressure its bank—Citi—to stop funding fossil fuel expansion.

21.01.2024 20

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

Sign Up Today for Some (Very Civil) Civil Disobedience to Stop LNG

Next month you can join with others who "think it is an honor to rise in defense of the planet we love, and the places where we live."

12.01.2024 6

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

All Is Not Lost! Some Battery News to Charge You Up

If the villainy of the fossil fuel industry or the hard work of climate politics are weighing you down, wait until you hear about the future of energy...

05.01.2024 10

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

The Most Important Thing That Happened This Year Was the Heat

And yet you really wouldn’t know it from reading the wrap-ups of the year’s news now appearing on one website after another.

28.12.2023 3

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

Can We Help Biden to Help Himself by Ending This LNG Buildout?

Such a win would make it easier to boost this beleaguered presidential campaign—which has got to be a central focus for anyone worried about the...

23.12.2023 20

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

The Sentences of the COP28 Deal Won't Save the Planet—We Will

The global climate agreement that emerged from Dubai is literally meaningless—and potentially meaningful. Now it's up to us.

13.12.2023 3

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

The Future of Climate Action Doesn’t End With the Outcome of COP28

Language doesn’t translate into action; it just gives activists one more weapon to use when they return from Dubai to the nations, states, cities,...

09.12.2023 5

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

Why 'Abated' Is Now the Most Dangerous Word in the World

The point of climate negotiations should not be to produce a deal, it’s to stop the flow of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. And that means a...

03.12.2023 3

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

UAE Corruption Beyond Description Means COP28 Is Likely Over Before It Starts

It’s difficult to imagine anything much more systemically evil than this latest spate of bids by the oil companies and oil countries to keep...

28.11.2023 40

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

At Least We Can Give Thanks for a Tree

As far as the climate (and, truthfully, much else) is concerned, 2023 has felt like one nasty jack-in-the-box moment after another; there have been a...

23.11.2023 2

The New Yorker

Bill Mckibben

It's So Damn Hot—Maybe Some Peace Could Cool Us Down

To pause this fight in Gaza and reach some kind of modus vivendi just might be practice for tackling the larger question that hangs before us.

21.11.2023 4

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

The Next Power Plant Is on the Roof and in the Basement

A Department of Energy report promotes a new system that could remake the energy grid.

20.11.2023 20

The New Yorker

Bill Mckibben

Insurers are making the world uninsurable and unlivable

Insurers are slow to adopt policies to restrict financing for new oil and gas facilities.

20.11.2023 20

Boston Globe

Bill Mckibben

The Single Most Dangerous Expansion of Fossil Fuel in the World

16.11.2023 10

The Nation

Bill Mckibben

How Can Biden Boost His 2024 Chances? Halt LNG Exports

Given that inflation and the youth vote are two of Biden’s biggest problems right now, maybe he’ll seize the moment.

09.11.2023 3

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

Biden, Do the Right Thing and Halt New LNG Export Facilities

What Colombia is to cocaine, the U.S. is to hydrocarbons—a supplier/pusher of molecules so dangerous that the two poles are now melting fast.

02.11.2023 20

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

A Smoking Gun for Biden’s Big Climate Decision?

The Biden Administration faces one of its most profound climate choices this autumn: Should it continue to allow the expansion of...

31.10.2023 3

The New Yorker

Bill Mckibben

The Fight to End LNG Expansion Could Be the Biggest Climate Battle of Our Lives

It reminds me a lot of Keystone XL saga, but with perhaps even more at stake.

25.09.2023 4

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

The Biden Administration’s Next Big Climate Decision

Earlier this year, the Biden Administration approved the Willow Project, a huge oil-drilling complex to be built in Alaska on thawing permafrost that...

22.09.2023 2

The New Yorker

Bill Mckibben

The Fight Against Climate Change Returns to the Streets

Keeping movements alive is hard work—they run on volunteer energy, and they can be derailed by too much success, too much failure, too much internal...

18.09.2023 2

The New Yorker

Bill Mckibben

Maine Is in an Epic Battle Over Its Future

18.09.2023 10

The Nation

Bill Mckibben

Thanks to Fossil Fuels, Every Breath People Take in Asia Is Killing Them

New data last week from University of Chicago researchers showed that across South Asia, air pollution—mostly from burning fossil fuels—is robbing...

07.09.2023 2

Common Dreams

Bill Mckibben

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